5 milky smooth haiku


smooth and still

no milk from this cow 


  1. This cast statue of a cow guards the entrance to the Black Rock veterinary surgery. There is not much call on bovine healing skills in suburban bayside Melbourne



cows grazing

milking has finished

smooth evening

2.  A beautiful Autumn sunset in the far West of Victoria near Yambuk.


smooth water

strawberry milkshake 

pink sunset

        3. Port Phillip Bay turns on another fascinating sunset for those who    appreciate it.


smooth singer 

milking the marrow 

from a bone

                       4. A young magpie enjoys what is left of Charlie”s bone


bright young bird

feathers like milk froth

down so smooth

           5. A fledgling Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike calls for its parents.

This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 84 Milk&Smooth. To explore creative haiku from an international array of poets visit https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-84-milksmooth/

20 thoughts on “5 milky smooth haiku

    1. This particular perch right between the couplings on the electricity wires has been favoured across some weeks by this young bird. The parents also sit here. I just stand in my back yard and zoom in with the lens.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Some lovely imagery in this collection– it all worked well–from the strawberry milkshake sunset to the frothy bird breast and that Cow picture fooled me–I thought it was a real at first 🙂


  2. Interesting pictures and great haiku to go with each one. That statue of a cow with a cast is so intriguing and the one of the bird eating marrow is so creepy. its eyes look red. I love it. Very cool post. 😉


    1. Thanks for your compliments Vashti. Lifelike statues of farm animals are common in Australia and often used as an advertisement outside a business like at this vet except a cow is more appropriate in farming communities not suburban Melbourne. Magpies have brown eyes , the reddish colour is caused by the low angle of the sun. They are beautiful birds , have a lovely range of song and are very tame around people, very fearless. This one was only a metre from me and watching Charlie with that eye.


I would love to read your thoughts about this post

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.